This week, Alan and I planned to film a script that Alan wrote. Our main actress was only in the county for three days so we were supposed to film the whole 10 minute film in during this time. While this plan was quite ambitious for two inexperienced camera operators and directors, we were hopeful that we would achieve our goal. Unfortunately, it didn't run as smoothly as we'd hoped.
Firstly we forgot to format the card before using it, so we only had 5 minutes of recording time. And regardless of this flaw, it seemed like it was deemed to be a disaster because Alan, who was operating the camera actually clicked record, when it was not supposed to be recording and vice versa! Gosh we haven't got to professional standard yet!
In the end we gave up, as we realised with all the delays we wouldn't have time to complete our project. Ah well, it's a cliché but we really do learn from silly mistakes.
We may work on the script again and film it during the summer. I'm sure it'll be much more successful next time! I shall keep you posted!